How to Choose the Right Size Grow Tent
For personal growers, grow tents are the best way to use limited space and resources at their maximum level by creating optimal conditions for growing. Whether you know exactly how many plants you need, or only have a specific area to work with, this blog will explain what size grow tent is right for you.
Why is it so important to choose the right tent size?
Use a grow tent that is too large and you may end up paying more than you need for heating, lighting, and other hydroponics equipment.
Choose one that is too small and may overcrowd, creating an environment unsuitable for mature plants.
How many plants per grow tent?
The most commonly used grow bag sizes for home growing plants are 3gal (27cm diameter) or 5gal (31.5cm diameter), then you need to consider that plants can grow 13-15cm beyond the edge of the grow bag on any given side.
So, my advice below assumes you will be growing with 3 or 5 gallons grow bags/buckets
1 plant: 2X2 ft grow tent
Does growing more plants in one grow tent equal more yield?
Squeezing as many plants as possible into a tent does not necessarily equal higher yields, e.g. overcrowding 2-3 adult size plants into a 2X2ft grow tent
In addition, the light will also be an important factor. If your light isn’t powerful enough, you may end up with the same harvest from 3 to 4 plants as 1 or 2 plants
For tents of different sizes, the lights we recommend you use are as follows